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Bilal Ali
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I was trying to find Java documentation API 1.4 on but the API was available online and was not for downlodable form, can any one please provide me the excat link from where to download this java API documentation 1.4
Eric Daly
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Dirk Schreckmann

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Short Answer: Use the J2SE 1.4.2 Documentation Download link at

How I Found This Link: At in the "Popular Downloads" section, I clicked on "Java SE" to go to the "Java SE Downloads" page. From the "Java SE Downloads" page, I browsed to the "Previous Releases" page. From the "Previous Releases" page, I followed the link for "J2SE 1.4.2 Downloads".

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dan pahl

Joined: Aug 08, 2007
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Thanks for the info above.
However, times are a changing. I am learning Java 5 with HFJ. I also need the J2SE API Documentation.
The problem is that the download center is now geared for 6 and not 5.
I have gone to the links above and navigated around for quite a while and keep coming back to JSE 6. I can not even find the J2SE API Documentation.
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Any help finding it would be appreciated. Even a link to anywhere else will be just fine. If need be, email it to me? I do not know how big it is so this might not be an option.

Again, thanks in advance.
Ben Souther

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dan pahl

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Thank you Ben. I had found this page.
However, the title for this post is to find the download link for the API Documentation.
I need to download the entire API doc to load on my laptop so I can access it even when I am not on line.

By chance, did you find it?

Again, thanks in advance.
Jesper de Jong
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Here is how you find it:

1. Go to the Java SE homepage:
2. Click "Downloads"
3. Click "Previous Releases"
4. Click "J2SE 5.0 Downloads" and you'll get here:
5. Scroll down to "J2SE 5.0 Documentation" and click "Download"

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